Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture et paysage de Lille
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Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture et de paysage de Lille
Studying in Lille
Architecture Degrees
BSc in Architecture : a solid grounding

The undergraduate programme is designed to give students a solid basis in:
1.    architectural culture
2.    the theoretical and practical understanding of architectural projects through the skills and knowledge related to architectural concepts, methods and basic know-how. 
3.    design processes in various contexts and scales in line with good practice, standard techniques and specific timescales.

Areas covered by the three-year programme include projects, design and representations, science and techniques, human science, fine and visual arts and written expression.

techniques and timescales in an explicit learning framework
L1    S1: introduction: a town house.
S2: apprenticeship: architecture and the relationship with the ground.
L2    S3: infrastructure: working on existing infrastructure.
    S4: housing & habitat.
L3     S5: city & urban design project.
    S6: city & housing: final project.
French grade point system

ENSAPL uses the customary French grade point system. Study results are graded on a scale from 0 to 20, meaning:

20 to 18 : excellent A+
17- 16 : very good A
15-14 : good B
 12-13 :  satisfactory C
11: sufficient D
10: is the passing grade E
9 : insufficient F
8 to 0 : Fail FX
ABS : not examined

A grade of 16 or 17 is awarded very sparingly; a grade of 19 or 20 is exceptional.

The average grading for examination would be 10/20.

Most of the marks are between 10/20 to 12 /20.
14 /20 is an excellent mark for the studio project.
Master in Architecture : becoming an architect

Upon successful completion of the second part of the course, students are awarded the French Master in Architecture degree

The course will give students a good grounding in:
•    critical thinking relative to the challenges specific to architecture.
• the skills required to design an architectural project by honing concepts, methods and expertise.
• a critical understanding of construction processes in diverse contexts and on various scales in accordance with different practices, techniques and timescales.

Master students will develop their autonomy and their personal interests, adapting the learning input to their interests, personality and career choice.

Students can choose from 4 areas:
• Architectural design and approaches to complexity.
• History, theories and projects.
• Materiality, culture and constructive thought,
• Changing environments and urban contexts.
and various modules: programming, planning and architectural history of Lille, sustainable development, fluids in architecture, anthropology, phenomenological experience, old buildings, projects and heritage, design tools, post-modern utopias...

Students also have the possibility to follow some of the modules in English (workshop, seminars, courses...).

Postgraduate students need to do a 6th year for authorisation to practice in France: to set up in their own name as a fully-fledged architect (HMONP), graduates first need to complete a 6 to 12-month sandwich programme that combines courses at the ENSAPL with hands-on vocational experience.
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